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Our Mission

At Saratoga Children’s Theatre, community is the heart of our theatre.

By enriching, educating and inspiring our children we capture their artistic qualities.  At SCT, we not only provide a forum for creating theatre, we are building a future audience with a life-long love of the theatre arts.


Open Mic


SCT will be hosting an Open Mic June 12th 12-2pm at the Beekman Street Arts Fair. Please sign up by emailing Meg at sctmkelly@gmail.com. Include full name, age, song and who it is by. Please no a cappella. We will have a keyboard available if needed. This family-friendly event will also feature performances under the big tent on Ash and Beekman, roaming street performers, and specialty food trucks


Game Night

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Beauty and the Beast Dance Workshop with Michael Whitney

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Limited Space Available

You will be learning a dance from Beauty and the Beast!! There will be two different Workshops held on Saturday, June 4th. They are broken down by age group. 

When: Saturday, June 4th from 9:00am-10:30am for ages 7-12  AND  10:45am-12:15pm for ages 13-18

Where: Saratoga Senior Center
Fee: $25 
Michael Whitney is currently working on Backbeard The Musical (Choreographer) at the Theatre Institute at SAGE. He previous credits include Beauty And The Beast National Tour (Dance Captain/ Swing/ U/S for Lefou/ Fight Captain/ Asst. Director), Beauty And The Beast International Tour (Asst. Director),ELF National Tour (Asst. Director/ Fight Coordinator), Peter And The Wall (Director), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Choreographer). Michael is originally from Niskayuna, NY and currently resides in Manhattan. 

      Register Ages: 7-12                                                                   register-button


Register Ages: 13-18


Makeup Techniques Workshop with Genn Shaughnessy

Space is limited

In this makeup class you will learn makeup techniques and all about makeup brushes, their uses and how to take care of them. Genn will go over how to prep and prime skin for a makeup application, how to asses skin type and color, what foundations to use and how to apply contour, highlighter and other complexion products. For eyes, Genn will also go over priming the skin, what brushes and products to use along with choosing products, colors and textures.
We will touch a bit upon character development and how to research for your role in terms of makeup looks.
There will be a demonstration on a model and a chance to work with a partner to practice immediately what you’ve learned.
Please bring all of your own brushes, and makeup if you have any but don’t purchase any until the class to avoid buying unnecessary products, brushes and tools. Makeup and brushes will be supplied to supplement items you are missing.

Ages: 11-18

When: Saturday, June 11 from 11am-2pm

Where: Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams Street



gennGenn Shaughnessy is a Commercial MakeUp Artist, Licensed Hair Stylist and Beauty Expert in Albany, NY who provides camera ready makeup and hair styling services for HD, TV, Photo and Film.

Genn’s ability to produce various types of MakeUp Artistry and Hair Styling for HDTV, Photo and mixed media demonstrates her amazing eye for detail and her ability to think outside the lines of conventional thinking. Genn’s vast knowledge of cosmetics & beauty tools shines in writing and producing beauty segments, blog posts and educational tutorials.

Genn Shaughnessy has numerous film, print and web  credits to her name that include FOX, People Magazine, Teen People Magazine American Idols Live and Trading Spaces. She combines tremendous talent and make-up savvy with a plethora of experience and the ability to deliver uncompromising quality of work to every professional work setting.

Genn has trained under various accredited Directors and Department Heads and can boast working with celebrity clients such as; Ron Perlman, Judy Greer, Michael Shannon, Thomas Lennon, Christina Hendricks, Michael Torpey, Carrie Underwood, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia “Lecy” Goranson, Julianne Nicholson, David Cassidy, NY Giants Brandon Jacobs, and even former New York State Governor Elliot Spitzer.

Genn is also available for public speaking engagements, corporate training & seminars and private or industry staff makeup lessons.


What People are Saying

"As a costume designer for SCT in the summer of 2011, I was so pleased to observe the quality of the summer camps for children. I worked with the youngest ones. As a theatre professional of over 30 years I knew well the magic of theatre, the benefits one takes away, be it an audience member or an artistic staff person or an actor.

But for the most part children all ages, but especially the youngest group,.come in that door on the first day of their experience without a clue of what they are capable of acheiving. They leave taller, prouder, more selfconfident, and with a new selfawarness of their abilities. They have discovered the power of listening, the joy of singing, and dancing. The courage to try something new, the rewards of discipline, the benefits of respect for themselves, their fellow cast members and the artistic staff who are working with them. If one could pick only one continuing educational experience outside of formal school, theatre has to be the most comprehensive and beneficial.

They will take these new skills and awarnesses everywhere they go. To school, at home, with friends, and into the future. The experience is priceless."